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Does Google Believe the Maya Calendar? A Doodle Tells Us

20 December 2012 BY

It’s on everyones mind: the world might end tomorrow (December 21st). That is if you believe the myth of the Maya Calendar who predicted a ‘new beginning’ on December 21st 2012.

Now there are many reasons to doubt this theory and many will ignore it, but it is a topic which is going around a lot on Social Media at the moment.

For us off course its interesting to look at Google: are they looking at the Calendar? What are they doing? Well tomorrow Google WILL indeed pay some attention to it, but a Google Doodle pointing at the Maya Calendar.

But do they believe the world is going to end? Well take a look at what a (then bold) Matt Cutts said back in 2010:


Via our very own Michel Wester


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